Our Top 14 Amazing Wedding Venues in Iowa

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Check Out These 14 Spectacular Wedding Venues in Iowa

Wedding Venues in Iowa// You are engaged and are now looking for one of the best wedding venues in Iowa?! Well, first of all, congratulations! It can be a bit overwhelming to find the right location out of all these amazing wedding venues in Iowa. But don´t worry, we are here to help you. We found the best wedding venues in Iowa: from brick barns and vineyards to botanical gardens, there is a perfect venue for everyone.
Scroll down to find your perfect wedding venue in Iowa!


Top Wedding Venues in Iowa



Ashton Hill Farm

Ashton Hill Farm, located in Iowa.

Jennifer Weinman – www.jenniferweinmanphotography.com


Ashton Hill is a timeless wedding venue that is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. You can enjoy sweeping views of the countryside and celebrate your wedding in the modern yet classic barn venue. The 7000 square-foot space is perfect for ceremonies with up to 300 guests and offers you an indoor and outdoor event option. You can use the bridal suite, the groom´s lounge, a veranda, and an outdoor fire pit.



Carper Vineyard and Winery

A wedding couple is kissing each other and standing at the Carper Vineyard and Winery.

Amanda Basteen – www.amandabasteen.com


Carper Winery is a romantic wedding venue tucked away in the suburb of Norwalk, Iowa. This wedding location feels like you are celebrating remotely, far away from everything, even though it is really easy to get to. Make sure to book this venue early, as it is usually already booked out one to two years in advance. You can get married right in front of the lake, take breathtaking wedding photos surrounded by grapevines, and celebrate in the rustic indoor space.



Celebration Farm

A wedding couple is kissing each other in front of stone arches at the Celebration Farm in Iowa.

Sandra & Liana – www.fieldstonephotography.com


The Celebration Farm is nestled among trees in Johnson County, Iowa. This beautiful wedding venue offers you a double round barn, an amphitheater, and a timber frame barn. The rustic charm inside and outside the barns will wow your guests. The stone arches frame of the amphitheater gives you a unique outdoor location for your ceremony. You are surrounded by lush green nature and the woodlands. This outside venue is perfect for up to 300 seated guests.



Country View Acres

A wedding couple is kissing each other.

Juliana Sabo – www.julianasabo.com


Country View Acres is a stunning countryside wedding venue located in Joice, Northern Iowa. The wedding venue features 17 acres of beautiful countryside and gives you multiple options for a breathtaking outdoor ceremony. The property is easily accessible and offers ample parking for everyone. You can host ceremonies with up to 500 guests there.



Emerald Hills Events

A wedding couple is getting married at the Emerald Hills Events, one of the wedding venues in Iowa.

Kyndal Elise – www.kyndalelise.com


Emerald Hills Events is an outdoor and indoor wedding venue in Promise City, Iowa. You can overlook the hills of the sweeping emerald countryside and you are surrounded by lush trees, a pristine lake, and native prairie grounds. The venue features two outdoor sites, one right next to the water and the other one on the patio. You can also have your ceremony inside the modern white barn.



Epic Event Center

A wedding couple is kissing each other at the Epic Event Center.

Rock Tai Photography – www.rocktaiphotography.com


The Epic Event Center is a truly versatile wedding venue located in Marion, Iowa. Whether you host an intimate ceremony or a big celebration with 450 guests, this wedding venue is perfect for every kind of celebration. You can get married outside beneath a large willow tree, next to a pond with fountains, or at a patio with a gazebo. The Epic Event Center also offers an indoor space with a stage for exchanging vows.



Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

A briode and a groom are kissing each other in Iowa.

Brooke Pavel – www.brookepavel.com


The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is a beautiful wedding venue located just north of downtown Des Moines. The enchanting place is known as one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Iowa and gives you a stunning scenery and numerous indoor and outdoor wedding sites.

The unique Conservatory is an iconic location that brings a tropical outdoor feeling in all year round. The venue is perfect for ceremonies with up to 200 guests.



Happy Apple Celebrations

A wedding couple just got married and is smiling at their guests.

Veronica and Riley – www.simplyradiantweddings.com


Happy Apple Celebrations is a rustic wedding venue in Norwalk, Iowa. The beautiful 80-acre farm is surrounded by rolling fields and feels like you are on a romantic getaway,  but is also close to the Des Moines metro. You and up to 500 guests can enjoy wooded areas, scenic ponds, and lots of lush nature.

If you love rustic wedding venues and a relaxing atmosphere, then you should consider Happy Apple Celebration as your wedding venue.



Harpor´s Vineyard

A wedding couple is getting married at Harpor´s Vineyard.

Chelsea Dawn – www.chelseadawnweddings.org


Harpor’s Vineyard is a beautiful wedding venue in New Virginia. If you are looking for a historic hideaway with lots of space for up to 2000 guests, then this modern luxury vineyard won´t disappoint you. Exchange vows at one of their lovely outdoor ceremony locations and enjoy the bright meadows, and the lush leafy canopies, and the vineyards surrounding you.

The property offers you elegant white flowers, Edison lights, refined suites, a prized deck area, a lavish outdoor lounge, a courtyard, and a rustic barn.



Little Lights on the Lane

A wedding couple is standing in front of the Little Lights on the Lane wedding venue in Iowa.

Amanda Basteen – www.amandabasteen.com


The Little Lights on the Lane is a Scandinavian farmhouse-style wedding venue in West Branch, Iowa. The property sits on top of a hill and gives you sweeping views of the Cedars Edge Golf Course. The charming estate features simple decor and a bright airy vibe.

You can choose between outdoor and indoor ceremony sites, which even include a 30 foot covered “rain back-up” space. Get ready in the bridal suite and enjoy your ceremony outdoors on the manicured lawn. The sliding glass doors in the main hall add to the exclusive ambiance of the estate. The wedding venue can accommodate ceremonies with up to 300 guests.



Stone Cliff  Winery

A wedding couple is kissing each other at the Stone Cliff Winery, one of the wedding venues in Iowa.

Marc & Mindy – www.marcandmindy.com


Stone Cliff Winery is a family-owned winery, nestled in the beautiful rolling hills north of Dubuque in Eastern Iowa. The venue is located in the Historic Star Brewery Building, which gives you breathtaking views of the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa.

The premier location is known for its historic atmosphere and its spectacular river-front views. The versatile venue is perfectly suited for intimate ceremonies, but also for celebrations with up to 500 guests. You can exchange vows at the amphitheater outside or in the banquet or barrel room inside.



Surety Hotel

A wedding couple is getting married in the Surety Hotel.

Jason Thomas Crocker – www.jasonthomascrocker.com


The Surety Hotel is a new elegant and contemporary wedding venue in Des Moines. The hotel is founded in the old Hippee Building, which is also known as the Southern Surety Building. You can celebrate your wedding in one of the three unique spaces: the Surety Ballroom, the Solarium, or the Midland space. This location easily fits up to 150 seated guests, who can enjoy the hotel´s warm woods, rich tones, and luxurious ambiance.



The Keller Brick Barn

A wedding couple just got married at the Keller Brick Barn.

Crystal Broussard – www.crystalbroussardphotography.com


The Keller Brick Barn is an old barn wedding venue in Dallas Center. The barn was rebuilt in 1930 after a fire burned down the old farm. The barn gives you and your guests a rustic and romantic atmosphere and features a list, brick walls, and an exposed tin roof.



Three Sisters Barn

A wedding couple is getting married at the Three Sisters Barn in Iowa.

Anna Brace – www.annabracephotography.com


Three Sisters Barn is a newly constructed barn in Dallas Center. The beautifully designed space gives you a breathtaking indoor ceremony spot with rustic wooden walls as a backdrop. The natural wood on the walls and the ceiling give you a romantic and cozy atmosphere. The large windows bring the outdoors inside and give you plenty of natural light.



Now it is time to decide on one of these breathtaking wedding venues in Iowa!
All these wedding venues in Iowa will make your wedding even more magical.
Make sure to check out all the wedding venues in Iowa available online but also in person.
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